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Staff W of the English Wordbook.

Basic abbreviations:

  • OE = Old English
  • ME = Middle English
  • PG = Or-theedish
  • SW = Swedish
  • Dan. = Danish
  • ON = Old Norse
  • NHG = New Hightheech
  • IC = Icelandish
  • H.IC = High Icelandish
  • Du. = Netherlandish
  • Fris. = Freesish

For a full list of etymological and other abbreviations used in these wordlists, see: Offshortenings.


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Chancery English Class Anglish/English
Attested Unattested
wager n/vb lay, bet, stake, pledge, flutter, put on, long shot -
wallpaper n - wallleaf, wallbilth (wall is a child of PG wallaz 'wall,' 'barrier'), waughleaf, waughbilth.
walrus n sea horse horsewhale (calque), tuskseal
wapiti n (lesser) elk -
war (<late Old English <Old North French <Frankish *werra <PG) n fight wye (<OE wig), gouth (<OE gúð), crig (<PG krīgaz, cf. NHG Krieg), orlay (W.Fris oarloch)
War Minister n - wyeambighter

crigambighter (Cf. G Kriegminister)

warrior n fighter wyeman (<OE wigman), wyer
seg, harrier (cf. ON einherjar), fyrdman, gouthledge (<OE gúðgelæca), hildthrim (<OE hildeþremma), wyebern (<OE beornwig)
youth: dreng (<OE)
crigger, crigsman (cf. Dan/Norw. Kriger, NHG Krieger)
waste (<Old North French <Frankish *wosti <PG) vb blow, fiddle away, lose, smash, wreck, squander, throw away reave, fornim, fortake
waste n chaff, dross, dust; barren, heath, no man's land, westen; dirt, dung, slops money: feespilling (<OE feohspilling)
waste adj bony, dead, stark -
wasteland n barren, dryland, heath, no-man's-land, westen -
watch cap n beanie knit hat, woolly hat
watermelon n - waterrindberry, watershellberry, waterbarkberry
waive vb yield, forsake, forgo; overlook -
website n webside webbook (from web + book, referencing the fact that they are composed of pages)

webstead

webcam n - webfanger (from "web" + bildfanger (prior Anglish translation))
whiskey n jack lifewater
woodpecker n - hickle (<OE hicel, hicol)
wreckage n loss, ashes, wrack, wreck -